"Much about Trump’s presidency is new or unprecedented, but rounding up undesired populations at this scale is not." on how Trump’s plan to terrorize immigrants on Sunday recalls some of the darkest chapters in American history
In this kind of writing, the desperation is to find a kind of villainous beauty that can also be framed as brilliance, as with the "pitch-perfect" imagery that lets him govern through spectacle. In reality, everything is shoddy, improvised, half-done.
Sunday’s planned arrests of >2,000 families are a pitch-perfect sop to his base as he gears up for re-election. Cable news will buzz for days w footage of immigrants being apprehended & ICE banging on doors." | Trump's Day of Terror